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Fashion 10 Black-Tie Accessories For #HKTatlerBall2017

10 Black-Tie Accessories For #HKTatlerBall2017

10 Black-Tie Accessories For #HKTatlerBall2017
By Ben Fitzgerald
September 18, 2017
With the Hong Kong Tatler Ball just days away (September 23) it’s easy to forget the finer things; those add-ons that make or break a discerning tux and white chemise combo. Think shoes, jewellery, a watch, and that all-important bow tie, of course. Putting the devil back into the details, here are the best men’s suit accessories for your next black tie event.
Photo: Courtesy of Mr Porter
Photo: Courtesy of Mr Porter

Deakin & Francis

British jewellers Deakin & Francis are specialists in vitreous enamel — the savoir-faire where glass is shaped into artistic mosaics. In royal hues, their 18-karat gold, ruby cufflinks are for the gent who seeks prestige at a flip of the wrist.

Available at Mr Porter

Photo: Courtesy of Harrods
Photo: Courtesy of Harrods

Tom Ford

A grosgrain cummerbund is a handsome finish to your classic tux. Dressed in pure silk, Tom Ford’s features a 13-cm folded design, reigned in with adjustable straps for a secure and comfortable fit. Just remember, with the cummerbund, there’s no waistcoat required.

Available at Harrods

Photo: Courtesy of Matches Fashion
Photo: Courtesy of Matches Fashion

Christian Louboutin 

The luxury shoemaker packs the style-fright into formal attire. In midnight black, the Spooky almond-shaped loafers come in a woven fabric with glittery thread and a patent leather toe topped with Christian Louboutin's signature metal spikes. You’ll make a vicious entrance with these weapons.

Available at Matches Fashion

Photo: Courtesy of Browns Fashion
Photo: Courtesy of Browns Fashion

Jelena Behrend

Not every man is a ‘watch’ man, and Jelena Behrend’s 14-karat yellow gold and sterling silver diamond bracelet is the perfect timepiece replacement for the ball. The bold link chain and T-bar closure are masculine design features, with white and black diamonds serving up some subtle glitz.

Available at Browns Fashion

Photo: Courtesy of Gucci
Photo: Courtesy of Gucci

Gucci

Belts can be boring, so go for broke. Besides, nobody does a statement accessory quite like Gucci. Case in point, this black calf leather and gold-toned wolf buckle belt designed by Alessandro Michele. Team this bestial piece with a burnished gold lion ring for complementary metallic, animal tones.

Available at Gucci

Photo: Courtesy of Lane Crawford
Photo: Courtesy of Lane Crawford

Thom Browne 

A black tie ball requires the obvious, and here it is. Crafted from luxurious silk faille, Thom Browne’s bow tie is minimal and neat. Pick this neckpiece to go with any dashing dinner suit.

Available at Lane Crawford 

Photo: Courtesy of Farfetch
Photo: Courtesy of Farfetch

Church's

Patent leather and black tie just go together. For quality and shine, look no further than the Alistair shoe from Church’s. In an Oxford almond-shape, the custom-grade dress shoe is the perfect footwear to accompany you to the ball. And, unlike loafers, wearing socks with these guys is a must.

Available at Farfetch

Photo: Courtesy of Barneys
Photo: Courtesy of Barneys

Title of Work

For the discerning Dandy, a classic bow tie is never enough. Handmade in New York City from black silk velvet, Title of Work's Hellespontus Dunes bow tie is detailed with tonal beads and coils, adding texture and glamour to your tuxedo look.

Available at Barneys

Photo: Courtesy of Chopard
Photo: Courtesy of Chopard

Chopard

Inject some warmth into your black tie look with the 90-piece Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary Limited Edition watch from Chopard. The French maison boasts a rose gold case and tan leather band, adding to the watch’s L.U.C chronograph movement and making it the most prestigious Mille Miglia watch ever carried by Chopard. 

Available at Chopard

Photo: Courtesy of Vitkac
Photo: Courtesy of Vitkac

Lanvin

Flowers so often finish the interior to a room, and floral boutonnieres are in full bloom for balls this season. One of the only black tie accessories that allow for colour, opt for a bejewelled green like this silk flower lapel pin from Lanvin. The dark, rich shade is far from saccharine and the silver pin and Maison logo elevate the brooch’s elegance.

Available at Vitkac

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